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twenty and one

Walked along Portstewart Strand tonight and chatted with a friend.  This was great for several reasons…

1. Walking a pitch-dark beach at night on your own may be fun, but its not smart.  So, I’ve not done it in a while.

2. The weather was kinda that mix between mild and brisk, where you’ve been smart enough to wear ample clothing and so feel warm, but not too sweaty from the exercise AND the wind is blowing enough to whip your hair back from your face without freezing your nose to the point of being unaware of drippage.

3. I got the chance to get to know more about my friend (who I also hadn’t seen in a while).

4. I got to tell the full story of my busy-but-incredibly-fun-etc summer, thus sharing the joy and reminding myself of it!

5. I was reminded of the privilege of living on the North Coast.

So, that was all good – and actually maybe even better because it sprang from an afternoon where I felt totally stressed out.

All topped off with the cherry of quality time with housemates.

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I went horseriding today!!  Such fun to discover that having a live animal between your legs isn’t as scary as it sounds!  Although I’m pretty sure I’d have been in trouble without the ten year old girl leading my horse… heheheheheheheheh…  Well – if I’d been plonked on the back of a horse at age four, I’d have no fear either…

But anyway, there I was trotting along on my horsey, Rocky, on a misty but quite mild october day, just enjoying being outside on… well, my horsey!  Yeah, it was great!

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Sitting outside on a mild October day with a coffee and good chat, feeling tired but knowing it was worth it.

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Strolling in the sun, scuffing my feet through crunchy fallen leaves. Don’t think you ever grow out of it!!!

I hope not.

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Day six

I spent the entire day inside the house, but before going to bed I stepped outside to go and get the bin to put it out and breathed a great lungful of cool, crisp autumn evening air… Breathing sustains life, breathing air like that sustains beauty and hope.

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Go forth

Its kinda weird that Day 4 is on the 5th of October… Anyway.

So, I’d had a pretty intense day with lots of stuff buzzing round my head. The weather was gorgeous though and so I wanted to get on to the beach. When I turned up there the National Trust signs were demanding £4.00 to get onto the beach. But as I pulled up to explain I didn’t want to pay and so would just turn and come back, the wee attendant let me on for freeeeeeeeeeee! And, man, did I need to get on that beach. It was just beautiful.

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